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Are there women who should avoid using hormonal contraception?

 

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Women with the following conditions should avoid using contraceptive agents that contain hormones: current or history of thrombophlebitis or thromboembolic (clotting) disorders; current or history of stroke or coronary artery disease; heart disease associated with the valves with thrombogenic (clotting) complications; untreated and uncontrolled high blood pressure; diabetes with circulatory problems; headaches with neurologic symptoms; major surgery with decreased activity; or known or suspected cancer of the breast or personal history of breast cancer.

You can find more information from the American Society for Reproductive Medicine on this topic here:

http://www.reproductivefacts.org/Hormonal_Contraception/

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